From the Back Pages, March 25: David Moyes counting on fans for home rule against Manchester City

David Moyes has urged his Manchester United players to repay the support of the fans by delivering in the derby at Old Trafford. (The Times)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester United v Manchester City: David Moyes says Michael Carrick or even Marouane Fellaini could fill-in amid defender crisis. (The Express)

Andre Marriner has been spared the indignity of a temporary demotion from the elite list of Select Group referees and will officiate in the Premier League this weekend despite sending off the wrong player during Arsenal’s thrashing at Chelsea last Saturday. (The Guardian)

Samuel Eto’o has claimed Jose Mourinho had lost his “reason” when the Chelsea boss was caught criticising the striker last month. (The Mirror)

Cristiano Ronaldo hinted there was a conspiracy to ensure Real Madrid lost to Barcelona after the Catalans won the Clasico 4-3 at the Bernabeu, saying “some people didn’t want to see Barca out of the title race”. (The Telegraph)

Jan Vertonghen believes former team-mate Luis Suarez is the only reason Tottenham will head to Anfield next weekend so far behind Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

RUBIN KAZAN have put Everton, Arsenal and Tottenham on alert after admitting Yann M’Vila and former Liverpool youngster Chris Mavinga will be free to leave the club in the summer. (The Express)